Jonathan Fagan, Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and Trustee of the Ten-Percent Foundation, has launched a petition on the Houses of Parliament website.
"If we get 10,000 signatures the government will respond and if we get 100,000 signatures then Parliament will debate the issue."
Click this link to sign the petition:
The petition is as follows:
Remove status from charities paying staff more than 3 times the average wage.Charities in the UK should have their charitable status removed if they pay any of their staff more than three times the average wage. Why should a pensioner on less than £150 a week give £5 to a charity that pays a CEO £200k? In 2016-2017 three times the average wage is £82,500. Many [charity staff] get more.
By way of examples - Parkinson's UK has 10 staff earning between £60,000 and £130,000, The Royal British Legion has 26 staff earning between £60,000 and £160,000, Help for Heroes has 17 staff earning between £60,000 and £110,000 and Cancer Research UK has 219 staff earning between £60,000 and £250,000.
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